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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Sugar rush at ethanol plant fuels fight with Nebraska corn farmers

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - An ethanol plant in Nebraska corn country is pumping out fuel made from sugar beets, and corn farmers are suing to stop it - a small-town dispute that offers an unusual take on the debate over the market-distorting impact of sugar...
  • Second investigation of CDC anthrax lapse finds more problems

    Another federal investigation has found numerous safety problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s bioterrorism lab after a lapse last month that potentially exposed several dozen workers to anthrax, according to a House memo...
  • John M. Crisp: A local climate-change laboratory with global implications

    If you were looking for a place to contemplate global climate change in a microcosm climate change writ small you could do worse than to consider my humble corner of the world. In some respects, this area is a laboratory for the competing climate and...
  • Fresh Pride closure leaves Southeast Community with little access to fresh food

    Fresh Pride closure leaves Southeast Community with little access to fresh food
    Residents of the Southeast Community in Newport News wonder when or if they'll get a new grocery store to replace the Fresh Pride that closed with little warning late last month. The store that now sits boarded up at 2309 Jefferson Ave. was the only...
  • 67 giant African snails, meant for human consumption, seized at LAX

    67 giant African snails, meant for human consumption, seized at LAX
    Two picnic baskets packed with 67 live giant African snails were seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said Monday. The snails, which weighed a total of more than 35 pounds and reportedly were intended for human...
  • Letter: Resist a lawn to resist the drought

    Re: “The grass doesn’t need to be greener,” Mailbag, June 11. Roberta Medford hit the nail on the head in her letter. We need to focus on the real culprit— the lawn — not just the symptoms (mowing, leaf blowers, pesticides,...
  • Setback put Kevin de León on the path to Senate leadership

     Setback put Kevin de León on the path to Senate leadership
    Kevin de León thought his political career might be over. After losing a bitter contest for the California Assembly speakership to John Pérez in 2009, De León was stripped of his coveted Appropriations Committee chairmanship and moved to one of the...
  • Builder in Upper Macungie accused of deceptive mortgage advertising

    Zip. Zero. Nada. If you were looking to buy a home and saw those words in big, bold print in an ad offering newly built homes for sale for no money down, your interest might be piqued. A home builder that used the catch phrase in ads trying to sell...
  • Food production shouldn't be a mystery: Reading behind food eco-labels

    What's in my food? How is it made? These are questions consumers are increasingly concerned about when it comes to purchasing food, according to the Natural Products Industry Forecast 2014, released by New Hope Natural Media and the marketing research...
  • Anthrax scare is the latest safety lapse at CDC

    ATLANTA An incident that potentially exposed dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to anthrax is the latest in a series of safety problems at the Atlanta-based facility in recent years. Earlier this month, lab workers at the...
  • The lowly potato has friends in high places

    PHILADELPHIA Born in the dirt, the humble white potato has lately been elevated to the main dish in a rollicking debate that is blurring the lines between politics and science. Congress is pushing hard to get the spuds included in the 40-year-old WIC...